‘Bring the Sunshine’
Cocktail Competition

Enter to compete in a live cocktail competition and win up to $3,000 and a trip to the beautiful Finger Lakes!

Picture this:

The daylight lasts long into the evening. Heavy jackets are no longer needed. You sit outside enjoying the fresh air and a crisp, refreshing-tasting beverage. As the sun warms your face, you realize winter is finally over. What better way to celebrate the new season than with a glass of Le Moné, a light, sunshine-bright, citrus-forward apèritif?
The Creative Cocktail Brief

Le Moné is asking competitors to craft a cocktail that invokes the spirit of warm days and “Brings the Sunshine” — think light and sessionable.

The cocktail should highlight Le Moné while creating an intriguing drinking experience that showcases the creativity, personality, traits, values, and experiences of the mixologist. Your cocktail should also answer this question: What do spring and summer mean to you?
Contestants must enter by February 26 to be considered.
Five (5) online submissions will be selected to move forward and attend the live, in-person competition event in NYC on March 26, 2024!

The Prize:

First Place Winner: $3,000 USD and a winery trip to the Finger Lakes in upstate New York. This includes:
  • A weekend stay at the Park Inn (3 days, 2 nights).
  • A dinner for 2 at the Park Inn.
  • Travel and other expenses are at the discretion of the competitor.
  • Total Estimated Value of Trip: $1,000 USD
Runner up, Second Place: $1,000 USD
Runner up, Third Place: $500 USD
How to Enter
  • 1. Read the official rules linked here.
  • 2. Craft a Le Moné cocktail that is evocative of spring/summer, that showcases your skills and qualities as a bartender. The recipe must include at least 1.5 ounces of Le Moné's Signature Meyer Lemon Aperitif.
  • 3. Write a few sentences explaining your thought process and methods behind your cocktail, how it relates to you, and how it relates to the creative brief.
  • 4. Snap a picture of your cocktail – you’ll need it to enter!
  • 5. Click the “Enter Now” button below to open up the entry form.
  • 6. Fill out the form with your information and your submission.
  • 7. That’s it! You will be contacted no later than March 1, 2024 if you have been selected to move forward.

Requirements for Entry

In order to qualify for this competition, you must:
  • Be willing and able to attend the live competition in person in New York City, NY on March 26, 2024. (All travel expenses to New York City for the final event are at the cost of the competitor.) This is required.
  • Be a professional bartender or member of the beverage industry.
  • Have a permanent residence in one of the following states in the surrounding New York City area:
    • Connecticut
    • Massachusetts
    • New Jersey
    • New York
    • Pennsylvania
  • Be willing and able to accept the final prize and take a trip with Le Moné!
  • The recipe must include at least 1.5 ounces of Le Moné Signature Meyer Lemon Aperitif. The original Le Moné Signature Meyer Lemon Aperitif should be the only Le Moné product included in the recipe. The below products should NOT be part of the recipe.
    • Le Moné Meyer Lemon, Almond & Vanilla
    • Le Moné Meyer Lemon, Orange & Lime
    • Le Moné Meyer Lemon, Raspberry & Lavender
    • Le Moné Meyer Lemon & Grapefruit
    • Le Moné Meyer Lemon With Cucumber
  • The use of another brand of similar lemon aperitif is strictly prohibited.
  • Photo of cocktail submission is mandatory. Make sure to provide a qualitative picture showcasing the cocktail.